A mezzaluna is a knife used for slicing and mincing herbs. This tool has always been widely used in Italy, but the ease with which it can mince herbs has made it popular in other countries around the world too. Today they come in assorted styles with numerous features.
Mezzaluna Size Guide: J.A. Henckels 2-Piece Mezzaluna Set
The J.A. Henckels 2-Piece Mezzaluna Set includes the knife and cutting board. The knife blade is 5 inches long. The knife is stainless steel (double bladed).
The knife can be used for chopping herbs and nuts. You can also slice vegetables and fried fruit with the knife. The knife has a two-band handle made of stainless steel. There is an 8 inch square board included.
There are four rubber feet fastened to it so there is no danger of it sliding around. It comes with a circular bowl which can be used to hold the minced herbs. The set should be cleaned by hand washing.
Mezzaluna Size Guide: Hoffritz
The Hoffritz Mezzaluna measures 11.2 x 6 x 1.5 inches. The sharp blades can be used for slicing meats, firm cheese, fruits and different types of vegetables. The blades are also suited for mincing herbs.
To use the mezzaluna, hold the black knobs. Use a rolling motion and go over the vegetable or herb. The dual blades are stainless steel. You have the option of fine or coarse chopping. The mezzaluna has a plastic sieve for protection.
The blade can be used for preparing ingredients for salsa, sausage crumbling for pizza toppings and many more. The blades are designed in such a way that little food gets stuck in them.
Mezzaluna Size Guide: Wusthof 9 Inch
The Wusthof 9 Inch mezzaluna measures 9 x 5 x 1 inches. The blade is designed for cutting onions, creating pesto, chopping up celery and other herbs.
The Wusthof 9 Inch knife can also be used for dicing vegetables, mincing spices and dried fruits. To use the blade, place the food on the chopping board and just move the mezzaluna back and forth.
The blade is constructed of German steel to give it extra durability. The blade is also tempered, so the knife can retain the sharpness as long as possible.
Mezzaluna Size Guide: CentralChef
The CentralChef mezzaluna is 7 inches long, 1 ½ inches wide and 5 inches high. There is a cutting board included, measuring 7-7/8 x L x 7-3/4 W x 5/8 H inches.
The wood board has a natural wood finish. The blade is suited not just for mincing herbs, but also hard vegetables and spices. The dual blades are curved, which conform to the concave wood board.
This allows the blade to finely mince food. The board has foam feet to keep it in place. The foam feet also serve as protection for the countertops.
As this mezzaluna size guide shows, the way the products are designed can vary significantly. If you are a first time user, be careful with the double blades. As these are made for mincing, they can be very sharp.